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  • Essays on Economics of Distributed Energy 

    Tsybina, Evgeniya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12-13)
    Essays on Economics of Distributed Energy Evgeniya Tsybina 165 pages Directed by Dr Matthew Oliver We propose and implement a series of theoretical and applied essays to analyze the economic behavior of owners of ...
  • Motherhood and Income Inequality: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    O'Day, Emily (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    This paper attempts to analyze the gender wage gap in the United States and other economically developed nations. Despite a significant convergence of the income gap between men and women in the US, recent years have seen ...
  • The Effect of Gross Domestic Product on Environmental Expenditures 

    Wekulom, Apueela (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    This paper tests the relationship between the dependent variable environmental expenditures and the independent variable GDP. The study includes observations from 180 countries from around the world. Other independent ...
  • Relationship between higher education level and GDP per capita of different American States 

    Wang, Heming (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Education has long been considered a vital factor that determines a person’s income level. This paper aims to explore if this effect still exists after being magnified to a state-wide scale, and, if it still does, the ...
  • Understanding the Effects of Income on Housing Prices in the United States of America 

    Eastep, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    This paper explores the effects of income on housing prices in the United States. Data from the 50 states including the District of Columbia was all collected within a year of each other in order to accurately reflect the ...
  • Impact of Public-School Funding on Juvenile Incarceration Rates 

    Manzano, Citlali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    For the past few decades, the United States has had one the highest incarceration rates in the world. With thousands of youths under the age of 18 being in prison, it is important to analyze which form of prevention is ...
  • Household Income and Chronic Disease Diagnoses: A County Level Analysis 

    Somaka, Srija (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Increasing chronic disease burden is one of the most pressing problems the United States faces today despite maintaining the highest levels of health expenditure globally. This paper attempts to discern the relationship ...
  • The effect of GDP on a country’s CO2 emission 

    Kim, Heecue (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Recently, the interest on the environment has been important. Countries now gather to solve those environmental problems, such as Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement. One of the biggest factors that causes the global ...
  • Affect of Age on Out of Pocket Health Expenditures for Breast Cancer Survivors 

    Cole, Carson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Medical non-adherence in breast cancer survivors can be attributed to out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures. A cancer survivor is defined as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and is still living. Some prominent variables ...
  • Effect of Wage on Household Size 

    Schultz, Miah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    In this analysis, the relationship between household size and wage is investigated. The measure of household size that is used is the number of dependents, because of the economic relationship associated with wage and ...
  • Explaining Vaccination Rates through Economic Factors 

    White, Joshua (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    At the time of writing, the COVID-19 Pandemic has dominated most people’s lives throughout the better part of the last two years. This paper seeks to explain hesitancy in vaccination rates among the 50 US states. To do ...
  • The Impact of Research and Development Expenditure on Unemployment Rate 

    Jindal, Adit (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-12)
    Countries often commit to increasing their expenditure on Research and Development (R&D) as a way to boost economic growth and counteract increasing unemployment rates. There exist few independent studies showing the ...
  • Three Essays on the Impacts of Trade Liberalization 

    Yang, Tongyang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-07-27)
    This dissertation examines how a negative income shock induced by globalization affected US local economies through various channels, including labor market outcomes, crime rates, and poverty. The first chapter provides ...
  • Human capital, decision-making and performance 

    Xu, Jing (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-06-17)
    This dissertation investigates how human capital influences decision-making and performance at the firm- and household-level. It has three empirical studies. The first two essays focus on the firm-level managerial human ...
  • Relationship between Income Inequality and Economic Productivity: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    Donaldson, Jacquelyn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    This analysis attempts to find the relationship between economic productivity and income inequality. Previous literature has produced mixed results, with some analyses finding a positive correlation and some finding a ...
  • The Impact of a Country’s Health Expenditure on COVID-19 Cases 

    Kadam, Sachin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    The coronavirus pandemic has upended modern society and forced governments in countries around the world to reevaluate their current healthcare systems. This study attempts to understand the relationship between a country’s ...
  • The Effect of Education on Poverty 

    Bharit, Ekansh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Everyone knows education as a keyway of gaining higher wages and escaping poverty. In this paper, I will be discussing the effect education has on poverty. I will specifically be looking at higher education, so the education ...
  • The Effect of Poverty on Childhood Obesity 

    Kadens, Madeleine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Over the last decade, childhood obesity in the United States has increased almost threefold as the national poverty rate has remained relatively constant. While governmental aid programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition ...
  • The Impact of Religion and Ideology on country’s Economic Growth 

    Mang, Elisha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Throughout the history, we can observe the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires and attribute their rise and fall to many different factors such as technological inventions, ideological enlightenments, religion influences ...
  • The Effect of Income Inequality on Human Development 

    Leal, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021-04)
    Income inequality is how unevenly income is spread across a population. This paper looks at the effects of income inequality on human development through analyzing cross sectional data with multiple linear regression models. ...

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